Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 3.2 – Sports Business Fundamentals

MLB Generates Record Revenue in 2022

Major League Baseball just saw its teams spend billions of dollars in free agency, and part of the reason why is the record-setting revenue the league generated in 2022. Click here to read the story at si.com. Discussion Questions:

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Why YouTube spent the money on NFL Sunday Ticket

YouTube won the big bidding war for NFL Sunday Ticket yesterday, beating out Apple, Amazon, and ESPN with a deal worth a reported $2 billion a year. NFL fans will now be able to get the out-of-market games package as part of the YouTube TV bundle or on its own in the

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Extra ABC games lift NBA Christmas viewership

The decision to simulcast all five NBA Christmas Day games on ABC paid off in the ratings. Despite facing the first ever Christmas NFL tripleheader, the NBA’s five-game Christmas Day slate averaged 4.27 million viewers across ABC and ESPN, per Nielsen fast-nationals — up 5% from last year (4.08M), if

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Braves revenue soars to $568M for championship season

The Braves cashed in on a World Series championship season by generating franchise-record revenue. Click here to read the story at ajc.com. Discussion Questions: What is revenue? Why is revenue important to sports teams like the Atlanta Braves? How do sports teams generate revenue? What do you think represents a

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Amazon Breaches TV’s Last Stronghold With $13 Billion Bet on NFL

When the National Football League’s regular season kicks off Thursday, millions of fans will settle into their easy chairs to watch America’s biggest, richest sport. But a different, multibillion dollar match will unfold a week later. Click here to read the story at finance.yahoo.com. Discussion Questions: What are broadcast rights?

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